Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic surgery is that branch of medicine that involves the repair, restoration or correction of form to reduce deformity caused by illnesses or injuries. There are different kinds of plastic surgery, from restorative surgery, cosmetic or aesthetic surgery, microsurgery and craniofacial surgery.
Reconstructive surgery is typically required to correct unusual structures that are caused by disease, tumors, trauma, infection, abnormalities and congenital defects.
Plastic surgery has been used for many years. There have been many innovations and advancements over the years, from the first breast augmentation in 1895, to skin grafting, hand surgery, cleft lip repair (rhinoplasty), silicone breast implants, craniofacial surgery and reconstructive breast surgery in the 1900s, to modern techniques such as face transplants and endoscopy in the 2000s
While plastic and reconstructive surgery has become popular and more accessible, it is an expensive treatment. Patients are now travelling to countries like India to get treatments for 50 to 90 percent lesser costs at the same high quality available in countries like the U.S.